My SFF Adaptation Wishlist

During the last several years adaptations of fantasy and science fiction stories have taken off in a big way. As is the case when anything goes “mainstream”, the original fans have often been disappointed by the results. That’s not to say that no good has come of it. Game of Thrones kept us enthralled untilContinue reading “My SFF Adaptation Wishlist”

Why Writers Should Read The Eye of The World

The Wheel of Time– a vast sprawling epic that many find intimidating. But what if we take just the first book, The Eye of the World. On its own, it’s a simple story about villagers leaving home and being chased by evil creatures until they make some troubling discoveries. It’s a great example of howContinue reading “Why Writers Should Read The Eye of The World”

5 Five-Star Books to Add to Your Must-Read List

Whenever I rate a book, I have a system. A four-star review means I loved it. I’ll probably reread the book at some point and also read any sequels if it’s part of a series. I know right away if a book merited four stars.  A five-star review is different. Five stars isn’t just aboutContinue reading “5 Five-Star Books to Add to Your Must-Read List”

Using Fairy Tales in Your Writing

In June, I read two very different books that both draw on fairy tales and folklore to inspire their stories and settings. Today I’m going to be talking about Uprooted by Naomi Novak and House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig. First, I’m going to give you an overview of what these booksContinue reading “Using Fairy Tales in Your Writing”

10 Fresh SFF Books to Read in 2020

It’s a whole new reading year, and I’m making up my list of new fantasy books that I must read over the next eleven months. (If you want to follow my progress you can check out my Goodreads page ). A few years ago, I found myself in a bit of a reading rut. IContinue reading “10 Fresh SFF Books to Read in 2020”